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RECIPE COURTESY OF FOOD NETWORK KITCHEN
Baked Pork Chop Recipe
This simple preparation is perfect for a weeknight -- just shake and bake!
Total: 40 min
Active: 10 min
Yield: 4 servings
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1 1/2 cups panko
5 tablespoons vegetable oil
3 tablespoons grated Parmesan
2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
Four 3/4-inch bone-in pork chops (about 2 1/4 pounds)
Lemon wedges, for serving (optional)
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Combine the panko, oil, Parmesan, Italian seasoning and 3/4 teaspoon each salt and pepper in a large resealable plastic bag. Put the pork chops in a large bowl and toss to coat with 1 tablespoon water. Place the pork chops in the bag and shake well to coat, pressing the breadcrumb mixture firmly into the meat.
Place the pork chops on a wire rack set on a baking sheet and top evenly with any breadcrumbs remaining in the bag. Bake until the breadcrumbs are dark golden and the internal temperature of the chop’s registers 165 degrees F on an instant-read thermometer (avoid touching bone), about 30 minutes. Serve immediately with lemon wedges, if using.